Foals don’t always have the best experience when learning to lead – it can be a frightening experience having a halter and rope on for the first time. This can cause pulling and fighting from the foal as they work it out. However, there is another way which is calm, safe and positive for everyone involved and it uses (yes, you guessed it!) the target!
In this video I’m working with a 6 month foal using the target to teach him how to lead safely on a halter and leadrope. As you can see he’s doing great and learning it nicely!
You can find full details of teaching horses how to lead using CT, including stopping barging, pulling, planting and other leading issues in our Daily Handling Home Study Course.
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